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Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 07:01

Mine does   It's in a very large terracotta pot in a sheltered corner of a sunny terrace.  You need to get a suitable variety - Brown Turkey is the most usual one grown outside in the UK.  

Lots of information here 

My first design - advice? criticism? recommended plants?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:58

I was thinking the same as Scott - I'm afraid your postie and other delivery people will just walk straight across the grass   You could prevent that by having a bed or a trellis with climbers opposite the gate.

But otherwise it's looking good, lots of lovely ideas to start with ....


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:52

Good morning all   Very warm and slightly damp outside, but no rain yet.  

Bekkie, that sometimes used to happen to us when we lived in student-land - grrrrr!!!  I hope you got back to sleep quickly 

Yviestevie - what a time you and your family are having - how on earth did your daughter manage to do that???  Here you are, this'll help

It looks as if some people have got an exciting day today - hope all goes according to plan everybody 


How to grow lichi tree at home?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:35

Some information here which should help 

Anyone knows what is this yellow-leaf plant?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:32

No sorry, I can't make that link work - it says 'Not found'. 


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:37

Oh dear   someone give me a nudge when Monty comes on the box ........... 


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Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:53

Aw, they got a little boy called Jackson out of the audience to help them 

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:51

I think it will be fine - it might just be later to get to it's fruiting stage - none of my 27 varied tomatoes in pots outside have any fruit set yet.  

I wouldn't worry about the colour of the foliage - it's quite usual for plants that have strongly coloured flowers or fruit, to have slightly similar foliage.  If you think of some deep red roses they can have quite dark foliage. 

Some interesting info about Black Opal here 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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